Security and Fire Safety for Youth Talk Charity

Amthal has installed a bespoke integrated system, designed to ensure the fire safety and security of staff, volunteers and visitors at Youth Talk, a local youth counseling service.

With over 3,500 counseling sessions taking place each year, the safety and...
With over 3,500 counseling sessions taking place each year, the safety and security of its staff and clients are of paramount importance. Image: Amthal

Based in St Albans, Youth Talk provides free confidential counseling services to young people aged 13 to 25 who live, work, or study in the local area. With over 3,500 counseling sessions taking place each year, the safety and security of its staff and clients are of paramount importance.

To help Youth Talk meet its security and fire safety needs, Amthal designed and installed a comprehensive security solution that included intruder alarms, fire safety measures, and access control technologies.

The system is designed to provide around-the-clock protection to the premises and ensure that any security breaches or incidents can be remotely detected and responded to accordingly.

Says David Barker, CEO of Youth Talk: “Since 1997 thousands of young people have trusted us to provide a safe, non-judgmental and confidential space to talk. Demand for the service has never been greater and our recent move to new, larger premises is part of our five-year strategy for growth. Working with Amthal has been great and we are looking forward to a productive relationship going forwards. 

“They worked closely with us to design the system and ensure installation worked sensitively around our dedicated counseling services. We now have peace of mind that our staff, volunteers and those who attend our services are safe and secure and that our premises are protected around the clock.” 

The intruder alarm system is designed to detect any unauthorised access to the premises and instantly alert the monitoring centre, which can then notify the police if necessary. The system is also fully integrated with access control technologies, ensuring that only authorised personnel can enter the building at any time.

To further enhance safety, fire safety measures include smoke detectors, heat sensors, and emergency lighting, all of which are monitored 24/7. The system provides early detection of any fire risks and provides prompt alerts to the occupants, helping to minimise the risk of injury or damage.

Paul Rosenthal, Sales Director of Amthal, added: "We are proud to have partnered with Youth Talk to design and install an integrated security system that meets their unique and growing needs. Our team of experts worked closely with the charity to ensure that the overall solution provides the necessary protection, while also being user-friendly and easy to operate. We are confident that the new systems will provide long-term security for Youth Talk and the young people it so closely supports."

Independently owned, Amthal is dedicated to satisfying end-user needs for security safety and convenience offering design, installation, service and remote monitoring of advanced electronic fire and security solutions, including intruder, Fire, Access and CCTV systems. 

Amthal is accredited by the Security Systems and Alarm Inspection Board (SSAIB) United Kingdom Accreditation Services (UKAS) and British Approvals for Fire Equipment (BAFE.)

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Amthal Fire & Security

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AL1 4TA St Albans
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